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Alexandra Higgins

Joined Artfinder: Feb. 2016

Artworks for sale: 49

(14)

United States

About Alexandra Higgins

 
 
  • Biography
    Af​ter receiving credits toward a Doctor of Arts at SUNY Albany in 1993, I taught for 3 years and continue private lessons to students.  I work mainly in oil paints and exterior cement sculptures.  I am a full ​-time oil painter, sculptor, interior designer and gallery owner of "Window to the Garden."  My current Gallery is located in a converted barn in my home in Mayfield, New York and I live there with my two children.  

    ​Recently, I have been working on a more contemporary approach and the idea of landscape painting and the garden.  It has been  a process of painting that is about subtraction as well as the addition of paint.  These “contemporary landscapes and gardens” are about a feeling of “getting lost” within the colors as well creating depth  from the subtraction and addition of paint.  I have limited my palette to specific colors for my recent work, and I am constantly experimenting with how they work together in subject matter as well as the medium.  The process is unique and and has been a learning curve for understanding the positives and negatives of each medium and how they can play off of eachother.  The  boundaries of working this way are especially challenging.  

    The series called "roots" which was a topic covered for over 15 years of my  portfolio, depicts a woman, and a garden, and the physical manifestation of the two. While the woman is tending to the garden, she is becoming part of the landscape and the plants are manipulating their way into her being. The "root" series is quite extensive.  A large number of works have been sold to private collectors throughout the US and Canada. My work is mainly influenced by German Expressionists like Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Early Impressionism as well as contemporary painters.  
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  • Education

    2004 - 2006

    Sage Colleges of Albany

    1991 - 1994

    SUNY Albany

    1986 - 1990

    SUNY Plattsburgh

  • Awards

    2017

    Best in Show

    Paul Nigra Arts Center

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    2014

    Best in Show, FMCC juried show

    best in show for "Diane" oil painting on canvas, 24 x 30.
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: NY State Juried Summer art show

    Dates: July 23, 2019 - Aug. 15, 2019

    Venue: Paul Nigra Center for the Arts, Mayfield NY

    chosen artists are part of a juried show.

    Event: Group Exhibition

    Dates: June 15, 2019 - July 4, 2019

    Venue: Riverside Gallery, 1 riverside Square, #201, Hackensack, NJ 07601

    A themed event of group artists at the Riverside Gallery, NJ.

    Event: Group Exhibition

    Dates: April 12, 2019 - May 15, 2019

    Venue: Paul Nigra Center for the Arts, Mayfield NY 12117

    A group exhibit, exhibiting 3 works.

    Event: group exhibition

    Dates: July 24, 2018 - Oct. 30, 2018

    Venue: Martinez Gallery, Troy NY

    A group exhibition in Troy NY of regional artists.

    Event: Horse

    Dates: Nov. 4, 2016 - Jan. 7, 2017

    Venue: Saratoga Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    member show, juried. One of my cement pieces was chosen for exhibit.

    Event: By the Sea

    Dates: Dec. 12, 2015 - Jan. 16, 2016

    Venue: ARKELL Museum Annual Juried Exhibition, 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, NY 13317

    Juried show

    Event: Flowers and Faces

    Dates: July 10, 2015 - Sept. 10, 2015

    Venue: Saratoga Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    A solo show of my work, both sculptural and paintings for train station in Saratoga Springs NY.

    Event: juried Alumni Show

    Dates: Feb. 16, 2015 - April 11, 2015

    Venue: The Sage Colleges, Albany, NY

    "Diane" was accepted and shown.

    Event: Juried Show

    Dates: Dec. 12, 2014 - Jan. 15, 2015

    Venue: ARKELL Museum Annual Juried Exhibition, 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, NY 13317

    juried show for Still life with poppies and mums

    Event: "Letty"

    Dates: Oct. 11, 2014 - Dec. 30, 2014

    Venue: The New York Contemporary Museum of Art, New York, NY

    Two pieces were accepted and shown were "Letty" , which was an oil painting on window and and "The Lovers"oil on canvas 2014

    Event: Solo Exhibit

    Dates: April 23, 2008 - June 30, 2008

    Venue: Justins, Albany NY

    An early exhibit of flowers and faces.

    Event: Painted mural exhibit

    Dates: March 1, 1994 - May 12, 1995

    Venue: QE2, Albany NY

    I painted the back wall of a dance club for a solo exhibit. It was there for a year.

Links


Education

2004 - 2006

Sage Colleges of Albany

1991 - 1994

SUNY Albany

1986 - 1990

SUNY Plattsburgh


Awards

2017

Best in Show

Paul Nigra Arts Center

Show more awards Hide

2014

Best in Show, FMCC juried show

best in show for "Diane" oil painting on canvas, 24 x 30.

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: NY State Juried Summer art show

Dates: July 23, 2019 - Aug. 15, 2019

Venue: Paul Nigra Center for the Arts, Mayfield NY

chosen artists are part of a juried show.

Event: Group Exhibition

Dates: June 15, 2019 - July 4, 2019

Venue: Riverside Gallery, 1 riverside Square, #201, Hackensack, NJ 07601

A themed event of group artists at the Riverside Gallery, NJ.

Event: Group Exhibition

Dates: April 12, 2019 - May 15, 2019

Venue: Paul Nigra Center for the Arts, Mayfield NY 12117

A group exhibit, exhibiting 3 works.

Event: group exhibition

Dates: July 24, 2018 - Oct. 30, 2018

Venue: Martinez Gallery, Troy NY

A group exhibition in Troy NY of regional artists.

Event: Horse

Dates: Nov. 4, 2016 - Jan. 7, 2017

Venue: Saratoga Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

member show, juried. One of my cement pieces was chosen for exhibit.

Event: By the Sea

Dates: Dec. 12, 2015 - Jan. 16, 2016

Venue: ARKELL Museum Annual Juried Exhibition, 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, NY 13317

Juried show

Event: Flowers and Faces

Dates: July 10, 2015 - Sept. 10, 2015

Venue: Saratoga Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

A solo show of my work, both sculptural and paintings for train station in Saratoga Springs NY.

Event: juried Alumni Show

Dates: Feb. 16, 2015 - April 11, 2015

Venue: The Sage Colleges, Albany, NY

"Diane" was accepted and shown.

Event: Juried Show

Dates: Dec. 12, 2014 - Jan. 15, 2015

Venue: ARKELL Museum Annual Juried Exhibition, 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, NY 13317

juried show for Still life with poppies and mums

Event: "Letty"

Dates: Oct. 11, 2014 - Dec. 30, 2014

Venue: The New York Contemporary Museum of Art, New York, NY

Two pieces were accepted and shown were "Letty" , which was an oil painting on window and and "The Lovers"oil on canvas 2014

Event: Solo Exhibit

Dates: April 23, 2008 - June 30, 2008

Venue: Justins, Albany NY

An early exhibit of flowers and faces.

Event: Painted mural exhibit

Dates: March 1, 1994 - May 12, 1995

Venue: QE2, Albany NY

I painted the back wall of a dance club for a solo exhibit. It was there for a year.


 

Biography

Af​ter receiving credits toward a Doctor of Arts at SUNY Albany in 1993, I taught for 3 years and continue private lessons to students.  I work mainly in oil paints and exterior cement sculptures.  I am a full ​-time oil painter, sculptor, interior designer and gallery owner of "Window to the Garden."  My current Gallery is located in a converted barn in my home in Mayfield, New York and I live there with my two children.  

​Recently, I have been working on a more contemporary approach and the idea of landscape painting and the garden.  It has been  a process of painting that is about subtraction as well as the addition of paint.  These “contemporary landscapes and gardens” are about a feeling of “getting lost” within the colors as well creating depth  from the subtraction and addition of paint.  I have limited my palette to specific colors for my recent work, and I am constantly experimenting with how they work together in subject matter as well as the medium.  The process is unique and and has been a learning curve for understanding the positives and negatives of each medium and how they can play off of eachother.  The  boundaries of working this way are especially challenging.  

The series called "roots" which was a topic covered for over 15 years of my  portfolio, depicts a woman, and a garden, and the physical manifestation of the two. While the woman is tending to the garden, she is becoming part of the landscape and the plants are manipulating their way into her being. The "root" series is quite extensive.  A large number of works have been sold to private collectors throughout the US and Canada. My work is mainly influenced by German Expressionists like Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Early Impressionism as well as contemporary painters.  
 
 
 
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